Fortean Times #316 (July 2014)
- Release date: 26 Jun 2014
- Cover price: £4.25
- Cover: Alex Tomlinson/Etienne Gilfillan/Capucine
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- 36 Dazed and Confused - Outbreaks of mass hysteria among the schoolchildren of Afghanistan
- 22 Parrot Fashion - Woman into bird
- 04 out of the Woods - Slender Man linked to violent crimes
- 42 "The Wildest Superhero of All" - Whatever happened to the Human Fly?
- 74 Light Fantastic - Chasing the aurora borealis
28 British Voodoo (Cover Story)
Rollo Ahmed practised black magic, taught Dennis Wheatley yoga, helped Aleister Crowley find a flat and wrote a popular history of occultism. Christopher Josiffe explores the life and times of a forgotten figure from the annals of British magic whose journey from British Guyana to England encompassed both exoticism and racism.
36 Dazed and Confused
Robert Bartholomew and Bob Rickard have just published their survey of reports of mass hysteria in schoolchildren. Here, they present a general summary of its scope and a glimpse of two of many sub-topics: sudden outbreaks in war zones and grisi siknis in Nicaragua.
Whatever happened to the Human Fly?
He jumped 27 buses riding a rocket-powered motorcycle, strapped himself to a DC-8 flying over the Mojave Desert, starred in his very own comic book... and then disappeared. Tea Krulos goes in search of "the wildest superhero ever".
46 Dictionary of the Damned - No 56. Abduction by Aliens, Part One
74 Fortean Traveller - No 89. Hunting the Northern Lights
51 Heavy metal plummeting by David A Kaiser
52 Speculative zoology by Darren Naish
54 Foundation sacrifices revisited by John Clark
Slender Man strikes; Ark in the garage; avian adventures and parrots to the rescue; Bibles stop bullets; criminal croppers; trapped by tumbleweed; Russian sleep epidemic; purple octopus; ghost photos - and much more.
- 12 Science
- 14 Archaeology
- 15 Classical Corner
- 18 Ghostwatch
- 21 Alien Zoo
- 23 Mythconceptions
- 25 Fairies and Folklore
- 26 The UFO Files
- 80 Strange Deaths
- 57 BOOKS
- FILM & DVD
It Happened to Me
- 79 Phenomenomix
- Editor - David Sutton
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